VANCOUVER, B.C. – Mission Ready Services Inc. (TSX-V: MRS) – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or “MRSI” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has filed a patent application (the “Application”) with the US Patent Office for its Fragment Protective Patch (the “Frag Patch”). The Application covers the Frag Patch as a stand-alone protective device as well as garments that incorporate the Frag Patch into their design.
During Operation Enduring Freedom, the US Department of Defence (DoD) and NATO leadership identified an urgent requirement for the addition of fragment protection to undergarments following a drastic rise in injuries from Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s). A number of development and acquisition programs were initiated and multiple types of protective undergarments were developed, none of which satisfied the need for a modular solution that could be easily integrated into virtually any combat uniform pant.
Conceived by military veterans, the Frag Patch is a life-saving adhesive patch that prevents small fragments and debris caused by IED’s, land mines, and other battlefield threats, from penetrating combat clothing and injuring the wearer. The Frag Patch is synthesized using advanced ballistic aramid fiber and anti-microbial silver blended fabric that has undergone extensive laboratory testing and proven to be effective against many forms of projectiles including a 2-grain Right Circular Cylinder (RCC) at a velocity of 850-1000 feet per second. The invention allows for easy adhesion of the Frag Patch into uniforms such as military and law enforcement attire. The Frag Patch is ideal for use in otherwise unprotected regions where lethal injury can be inflicted such as the femoral artery.
Mission Ready’s Chief Technology Officer, Francisco Martinez states, “It is known that vascular injuries to the lower abdomen and extremities carry a high mortality rate. Wounds to the femoral artery are often immediately fatal and in certain cases of penetrating trauma to the iliac vessels, cardiac arrest has been found to occur within six to eight minutes of impact. In addition to its life-preserving features, the Frag Patch is comfortable when worn next to the skin, does not cause chafing or irritation, and has inherent anti-microbial properties that helps fight infection in the event of an injury, thereby reducing mortality rates and improving recovery times.”
“Mission Ready’s Research & Development division continues to make advancements on a number of new innovative products that are at various stages of development and testing. There is a considerable amount of time and expertise that go into the development of a product such as the Frag Patch. We are elated to be at the patent filing stage as we move to incorporate this progressive technology into combat and law enforcement apparel and set a new standard for fundamental projectile resistant Personal Protective Equipment.” states Rod Reum, President & CEO of Mission Ready.
About Protect The Force Inc.
Protect The Force is a strategic consulting firm specializing in providing leading manufacturers with relationship management, product development, acquisition & contracting expertise, and sales & marketing support geared towards successfully selling to the U.S. Federal Government.
Protect The Force offers over 100 years of combined experience in developing products, contracting, and selling to the federal government, first responder and tactical markets through open-market procurements, teaming arrangements and a variety of federal contract tools.
About Mission Ready
MRSI was formed to meet a critical need of one of the world’s largest customers, the US Government and in particular the Departments of Defence, Homeland Security and Justice and various other agencies such as law enforcement, first responders and the many others worldwide that help to safeguard our health and security.
Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, MRSI has three distinct, synergistic operating divisions:
- Strategic consulting services and manufacturers representation
- Equipment inspection, cleaning/decontamination and repair services of personal protection equipment
- Product research and development
MRSI’s mission is to save lives and enhance the performance of military personnel, first responders, and those who protect us by working to ensure they are equipped with the best possible personal protective equipment.
MRSI’s management team offers over 100 years of combined industry experience and is composed of industry experts in developing products, contracting, and selling to the federal government, first responders and tactical markets through open market procurements, teaming arrangements, and a variety of federal contract tools.
For further information, visit the Company’s website at MissionReady.ca or contact:
Terry Nixon – Director, Corporate Communications
Mission Ready Services Inc.
(signed “Rod Reum”)
President & CEO
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